(January 1998)

DC, 1998 Series
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Price
7.95 USD; 10.95 CAD
Pages
100
On-sale Date
1997-11-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
suggested for mature readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Comics; Vertigo
Barcode
761941211183 00111
Printer
Printed in Canada
Editing
Shelly Bond (credited as Shelly Roeberg) (editor); Karen Berger (credited) (executive editor); Terri Cunningham (credited) (managing editor); Jenette Kahn (credited) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

Vertigo anthology holiday special

Winter's Edge (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Brian Bolland (credited) (signed as BOLLAND [Large B, Reversed N])
Inks
Brian Bolland (credited) (signed as BOLLAND [Large B, Reversed N])
Colors
Brian Bolland (credited) (signed as BOLLAND [Large B, Reversed N])
Letters
Brian Bolland (credited) (signed as BOLLAND [Large B, Reversed N]) (logo design)

Characters
John Constantine; Tim Hunter; King Mob; Desire; Ragged Robin; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Rain; Abel; Cain; Goldie; Nevada; Bolero; Minx [Anna Schwarz]; Detective Chimp; a faerie
Reprints

Vertigo Winter's Edge (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Lark (credited) (signed as M Lark)
Inks
Michael Lark (credited) (signed as M Lark)
Letters
typeset

Keywords
sleigh

[Framing Sequence] (Table of Contents: 2)

The House of Secrets [Vertigo] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Steven T. Seagle (credited)
Pencils
Teddy Kristiansen (credited) (painting)
Inks
Teddy Kristiansen (credited) (painting)
Colors
Teddy Kristiansen (credited) (painting)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)
Editing
Shelly Bond (credited as Shelly Roeberg)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Winter in Seattle-- and when Santa says "ho, ho, ho--"
Genre
horror-suspense; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Rain; Ben; Paul; Marcus; Traci; the Curator of Art Gallery of the House of Secrets (introduction)
Synopsis
Rain searches for a gift for her friends and runs into a room full of paintings.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence for the special. Split into 7 segments, beggining on pages 1-2, and of 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, and 3 pages respectively to introduce the other stories. and page 96 to finish its story.

The Flowers of Romance (Table of Contents: 3)

The Sandman [DC, mythical epic] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
John Bolton (credited) (painting)
Inks
John Bolton (credited) (painting)
Colors
John Bolton (credited) (painting)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)
Editing
Karen Berger (credited) (editor); Shelly Bond (credited as Shelly Roeberg) (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For hundreds of years, or longer, the little goat-footed man had lived in the hills on the island.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Desire; an unnmaded satyr; Sue; Phil
Synopsis
Desire visits the last of the Satyrs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Features Desire of The Endless.

Mazel Tov, Leo (Table of Contents: 4)

The Minx / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Milligan (credited)
Pencils
Sean Phillips (credited)
Inks
Sean Phillips (credited)
Colors
Kevin Somers (credited)
Letters
Ellie de Ville (credited)
Editing
Shelly Bond (credited as Shelly Roeberg) (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So I'm standing here wondering whether to put this thing on.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; drama
Characters
Tom Jones; The Minx [Anna Schwarz]; Joe Schwarz; Miriam Schwarz; Senator Ben Sharkey (ghost)
Synopsis
Tom Jones comes to term with his life, and The Minx.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Preview story for a series to debut later in 1998, The Minx (DC, 1998 series).

Spirit of the Season (Table of Contents: 5)

The Sandman [DC, traditional costumed hero] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Matt Wagner (credited) (co-plot); Steven T. Seagle (credited) (plot, dialogue)
Pencils
John K. Snyder III (credited)
Inks
John K. Snyder III (credited)
Colors
Bjarne Hansen (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)
Editing
Karen Berger (credited) (editor); Shelly Bond (credited as Shelly Roeberg) (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The holidays are many things to many people.
Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Yara Koroff; Alexi; Monty
Synopsis
Sandman defends a synagogue from hoodlums at Hanukkah.
Reprints

Deck the Halls (Table of Contents: 6)

The Dreaming / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Caitlín Kiernan (credited as Caitlín R. Kiernan); Peter Hogan (credited)
Pencils
Duncan Fegredo (credited)
Inks
Duncan Fegredo (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited) (color, separations)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)
Editing
Alisa Kwitney (credited) (editor); Shelly Bond (credited as Shelly Roeberg) (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There. That's how it's done. Simple, elegant...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Cain; Abel; Gregory; Goldie (photo); Mervyn Pumpkinhead; Lucien; Eve; Matthew the Raven; The Corinthian
Synopsis
Cain and Abel celebrate Christmas in their own special way.
Reprints
Keywords
House of Mystery; House of Secrets; The Dreaming

Tell Me (Table of Contents: 7)

Hellblazer / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Jenkins (credited)
Pencils
Paul Pope (credited)
Inks
Paul Pope (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited); Jamison Services (credited as Jamison) (separations)
Letters
Clem Robins (credited)
Editing
Shelly Bond (credited as Shelly Roeberg) (editor); Axel Alonso (credited) (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Christmas in Manhattan. It never cease to amaze--
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine; Danita Wright; Terell Wright; Fred Wright
Synopsis
John talks to a ghost in a bar.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Manhattan

Piss on Earth (Table of Contents: 8)

Nevada / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber (credited)
Pencils
Phil Winslade (credited)
Inks
Steve Leialoha (credited)
Colors
Nathan Eyring (credited)
Letters
John Workman (credited)
Editing
Karen Berger (credited) (editor); Joan Hilty (credited) (assistant editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The holidays are supposed to be a season of joy and goodwill.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; adventure; humor; crime
Characters
Nevada; Benny; Bolero
Synopsis
Nevada deals with her Christmas hangups.
Reprints
Keywords
Las Vegas

Indexer Notes

Preview story for a series to debut later in 1998, Nevada (DC, 1998 series).

Thanks for Nothing (Table of Contents: 9)

Books of Magic / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Ney Rieber (credited)
Pencils
Steve Parkhouse (credited)
Inks
Steve Parkhouse (credited)
Colors
Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh (credited); Daniel Vozzo (credited) (separations)
Letters
Steve Parkhouse (credited)
Editing
Julie Rottenberg (credited) (editor); Shelly Bond (credited as Shelly Roeberg) (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Saint Catherine's couldn't save me either. I checked me out of there faster than Social Services had checked me in.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tim Hunter; Erica
Synopsis
Tim helps a young girl fight her demons.
Reprints

And We're All Police Men (Table of Contents: 10)

The Invisibles / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Grant Morrison (credited)
Pencils
Philip Bond (credited)
Inks
Glyn Dillon (credited)
Colors
Daniel Vozzo (credited as Danny Vozzo) (color, separations)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)
Editing
Shelly Bond (credited as Shelly Roeberg) (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"This isn't a story."
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Gideon Stargrave; Queen Genevieve
Reprints

Indexer Notes

For Lou and for Shelly.

Q&A: Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon (Table of Contents: 11)

Preacher [Vertigo] / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Garth Ennis; Steve Dillon

Indexer Notes

Interview with Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon about the comic Preacher.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Winter's Edge
  2. 1. Vertigo Winter's Edge
  3. 2. [Framing Sequence]
    The House of Secrets [Vertigo]
  4. 3. The Flowers of Romance
    The Sandman [DC, mythical epic]
  5. 4. Mazel Tov, Leo
    The Minx
  6. 5. Spirit of the Season
    The Sandman [DC, traditional costumed hero]
  7. 6. Deck the Halls
    The Dreaming
  8. 7. Tell Me
    Hellblazer
  9. 8. Piss on Earth
    Nevada
  10. 9. Thanks for Nothing
    Books of Magic
  11. 10. And We're All Police Men
    The Invisibles
  12. 11. Q&A: Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
    Preacher [Vertigo]
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